Paekākā proposed as official name for inner-city area in Wellington

28 May 2021

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is inviting public submissions on officially assigning Paekākā to the inner-city area of Wellington covering the Botanic Garden precinct, Anderson Park, and Bolton Street Memorial Park.

The Board will accept submissions for or against from 27 May 2021 until 28 June 2021. The proposed name is not for a suburb, but covers a wider area of traditional significance to mana whenua.

“The Board invites submissions from anyone who wants to have a say about this name proposal – particularly the local community,” says Wendy Shaw, Board Secretary.

Wellington City Council submitted the proposal after mana whenua Taranaki Whānui gifted the name to them.

Key reasons for proposing the name include recognising Māori history and traditional resource use in the area, as well as making a connection to the recovery of kākā in Wellington, now once again found in the area.

Further information, including the extent and how to make a submission

Background and additional information

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is an independent statutory body that works closely with Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand.

Place names tell us where we are. They are important signposts of modern, historical and cultural influences and values of the people that gave them. Knowing the correct names for places and their locations is important for everyday communications and activities, such as when emergency services need to identify ’where’ quickly, clearly and accurately.

Official New Zealand place names can be found in the New Zealand Gazetteer.

Kua tonoa kia Paekākā te ingoa mana o te puku o te taone o Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara

E tonoa ana te New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa kia tāpaea mai he whakaaro e te iwi tūmatanui mō te whakamana i te taunaha i te puku o te taone o Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara ko Paekākā ka rere nei i te takiwā ki te Botanic Garden, ki Anderson Park, me te Bolton Street Memorial Park.

Ka whakaaehia e te Poari kia tae atu ngā tāpaenga whakaaro e tautoko ana e whakahē ana rānei mai i te 27 o Haratua 2021 ki te 28 o Pipiri 2021.  Kāore te ingoa kua tonoa e noho hei ingoa tapa taone, ka kapi kē ko tētahi wāhi whānui ake i noho hiranga i mua ki te mana whenua.

Hei tā Wendy Shaw, Hēkeretari o te Poari, “E tono ana te Poari kia tāpaea mai e te tangata ōna whakaaro mō te ingoa e tonoa nei – ina koa te hunga kei te hapori o te takiwā tonu.”  

I tāpaea mai te tono e te Kaunihera o Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara, i te takohatia atu o te ingoa ki a rātou e te mana whenua o Taranaki Whānui.

Ko ētahi take matua i tonoa ai te ingoa nei ko te whakamōhio tonu i ngā kōrero Māori tuku iho mō ngā rauemi o te takiwā i whakamahia i mua, me te tūhono atu anō i ngā mahi whakaora ake i te kākā ki Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara, kua kitea anō i taua takiwā.  

Ētahi atu kōrero, tae atu ki ōna toronga me ngā kōrero ārahi mō te tāpae whakaaro mai   

Kōrero tuaroa me ētahi atu kōrero

He rōpū motuhake ā-ture te New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa ka mahi ngātahi ki a Toitū te Whenua Aotearoa.  

Ko tā te ingoa wāhi he tohu kei hea ake tātou. He tohu hiranga hoki mō ngā kawenga taha ahurea at e hunga o ēnei rā, o mua, nā rātou i taunaha, me tā rātou i uara ai.  He nui whakaharahara te mōhio ki te ingoa tika o tētahi wāhi me tōna wāhi tūturu ki ngā kōrero me ngā mahi o ia rā, pērā i te āta tautuhi a ngā ratonga whawhati tata ‘kei hea ake’ tētahi wāhi i runga i te whāwhai, te mārama me te tika tūturu.

Ka kitea ngā ingoa wāhi mana o Aotearoa i te New Zealand Gazetteer.

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